About Our Dental Team In Deakin
At Dental Vitality, Our aim is to provide a holistic approach to your dental treatment. We have been a non-amalgam practice for over 30 years with a strong emphasis on prevention, nutrition and minimal intervention. To this end we use only TGA approved dental materials and BPA free composite resin filling materials.
Our Collaborative Practice
We have two highly experienced dentists with 50 years combined experience. Thomas, Sharon and Anna share a compassionate ethos and treat patients with respect and consideration, discussing treatment options and guiding the decision process to the best patient focused outcome.
Dental Vitality is a collaborative practice, and Thomas, Sharon and Anna routinely discuss cases and treatment progress, valuing input from other professionals. They work closely with highly regarded specialists in the Canberra region.
With increased longevity of life, we need our teeth to stay strong and healthy. That is why we value regular preventative maintenance as essential to detecting and managing early dental disease. Research continues to show strong links between poor oral health and systemic disease.
Maintaining The Highest Standards
We strive to maintain the highest standards of Infection Control (currently AS 4815) and our staff undergo regular training and revision. All our staff are also first aid trained.
Meet Our Team
Dr Thomas Mathai (BDS) (Syd) (FACNEM) is a fellow of the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. As his qualifications suggest Dr Thomas has a special interest in nutrition and its effects on the body, specifically dental decay and inflammation.
Thomas enjoys the challenge of complex cases, particularly lost tooth replacement and dental conditions resulting from sleep disturbance.
Dr Sharon Mathai (BDS) (ADC Melb) has a keen eye for aesthetics fostering a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, Smile design and Whitening. Dr Sharon is enthusiastic in her passion for people and dentistry and her skills are complimented by her attention to form and shade. Sharon enjoys all aspects of her profession and is particularly suited to calming anxious patients.
Anna Lawrence is our Dental Therapist/Hygienist. Anna started her dental career in 2003 training as a Dental Therapist, her scope of practice allows her to treat all your child’s dental needs, including decay reduction and preventative treatments, x-rays, restorations and orthodontic referral if required. Anna undertook further training in 2007 and as a Dental Hygienist cares for and treats our patient’s periodontal health.
Combined with sophisticated software Anna is able to track and monitor your gums and bone health. This is a highly valued service as periodontal disease is now known to be closely linked to other autoimmune diseases.